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Baby French Melons
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The baby French melon is available during the summer.
The Baby French melon is the hybrid result of crossing an Anana melon with a Charentais melon. It is a netted melon type along with cantaloupes, and a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, which includes nearly all melon varieties, squashes, pumpkins and cucumbers.
Baby French melons are distinguished by their petit size, their textured thin-skinned pale golden rind and their high sugar content. The coral orange flesh is perfumed with tropical fruit and floral aromatics, its texture tender firm and succulent. When perfectly ripe the fruit's flesh produces juice with a syrup-like consistency which contributes to its confectionery sweet flavors. The fruit bears a small tight central seed cavity. Fruits weigh an average of one to two pounds. Baby French melons continues to ripen off the vine.
Baby French melons can be used in fresh or raw preparations, both sweet and savory. They are not well-suited for cooking. They can be used as a breakfast fruit, as a salad ingredient or pureed into a chilled summer soup. They also makes a great addition to both drinks and desserts. Baby French melons pair well with stone fruit, figs, feta and goat cheeses, almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts, fresh herbs such as arugula, mint and basil, citrus and cured pork such as proscuitto and pancetta. They can always used as a substitute in recipes where cantaloupe is called for. Once ripe, keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Baby French melons' heritage can be traced to the Charentais region of France, the warmer climate of southern France which is one of the most favorable regions for growing melons. It has been documented that the French were the first to cultivate netted melons. They referred to melons as "sucrins" which, fittingly, means "sugar". The Charentais was developed as a refined Cantaloupe, free of natural and highly occurring blemishes and warts of its parent varieties. The Baby French melon inherited these attributes, thus it readily withstands nature's elements and the potentially taxing damage of shipping from farm to market. Baby French melons yield best harvests in warm Mediterranean climates during hot dry summer months.
Recipes that include Baby French Melons. One is easiest, three is harder.
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